SIN Chile works to share UK’s best practice on policies in science and innovation with Chile’s Ministries, universities and research funding institutions.

The Science and Innovation Network has over 110 officers in over 40 countries/territories around the world. We engage with the local science & innovation community in support of UK policy overseas and also create strategic relationships to harness the value of science & innovation discoveries and investments overseas, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits. For a brief covering Chile’s Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Chile read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot here.

The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Chile is part of SIN LatAm regional hub (Argentina, Brazil & Chile) with officers situated in the British Embassy in Brasilia, the British Consulate in São Paulo, the British Embassy in Buenos Aires and the British Embassy in Santiago. Funded by the UK Government, SIN Chile aims to promote scientific and technological collaboration between Chile and the UK.

Our Services

Science and Innovation Network

SIN Chile works to share the UK’s best practice on policies in science and innovation with Chile’s government Ministries, universities and research funding institutions. We also inform the UK government of Chile’s best practice and policies in innovation towards informing the UK’s Industrial Strategy. In addition, we provide strategic information on science, technology, research and innovation to UK research agencies and engage in world class science events in Chile. We foster high level collaborations and strengthen relations between both countries’ academic communities through our UK government’s Global Partnership Fund in 5 keys areas: oceans, space, clean energy, smart cities and polar research in Antarctica.

Newton Fund

The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with 18 partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. It has a total UK Government investment of £735 million up until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries.

The Newton Fund is managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and delivered through 15 UK delivery partners, which include the Research Councils, the UK Academies, the British Council, Innovate UK and the Met Office.

Priorities for Chile

The Newton-Picarte Fund in Chile will design joint funding initiatives to address Chile on global development challenges where Chile has the expertise to maintain and grow the UK-Chile research and innovation relationship as a true partnership of equals. The primary focus themes in Chile are energy, water and minerals; oceans, Antarctic research; urbanisation; health; economic development and social welfare; and environment, climate variability and change.


Francisco Alvarez, SIN Manager

Alvaro Cabrera, Newton Fund Manager

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